Fancy a break with a loved one this Valentines?
Being romantic doesn’t have to involve over spending.
Breathtaking scenery right on your doorstep. From romantic castles, stunning landscapes, scenic mountains, beaches, lochs and parks, Scotland offers terrific locations for a great romantic day trip or overnight to suit all tastes and budgets. So this Valentine’s Day, why not get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, pack a romantic picnic and explore some of Scotland’s most beautiful and romantic locations with your other half!
Here we have collated a beautiful list of 10 fantastic spots for a romantic break for two.
1. Loch Ness
Get a taste of the Highlands by enjoying breathtaking scenery or go a cruise along the Loch “Nessie” spotting.
2. Cairngorms National Park
Explore this stunning park containing 5 of the UK’s 6 highest mountains, cascading waterfalls and more wildlife than you can imagine.
3. Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie
Visit one of Scotland’s most recognised and iconic 13th Century castles used in T.V. and Films such as James Bond’s World Is Not Enough, Highlander and Maid of Honour.
4. St Andrews
Enjoy a romantic day at the “Worlds Home of Golf”, a place of history and culture this coastal resort is a must see.
5. Falls of Bruar
8 miles from Pitlochry and immortalised in a poem by Robert Burns, enjoy a trek around these amazing waterfalls and gorges.
Enjoy Scotland’s capital city by taking a walk up the Royal Mile to the Castle, stunning views from Arthur’s Seat or maybe a spot of Valentine shopping on Princes Street.
Why not take an open top, hop on hop off, bus trip around this beautiful City soaking up the stunning gardens, architecture, museums, galleries and the famous “Glesgae Banter”.
8. Loch Lomond
Enjoy a picnic with breath-taking landscape by the “Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”.
Take a stroll hand in hand along the beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset in Ayrshire. Love is in the air.
10. Dark Skies, Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway
For the keen star spotter why not enjoy a “Starry Starry Night” with over 7000 stars and planets visible with the naked eye at the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.
Dark Skies video (1min 38secs)
Many Thanks for reading.
If you have visited any of the places above or have great recommendations for other lovely places, please let me know.